posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 12:45 PM
Here is a classic argument...
If someone was going to start a religion based on their claim to be God (which is such a fantastic claim that it got Jesus killed), why would anyone
with the intention of continuing the establishment of this want any of these miracles recorded?
You are right. Surely these claims are too fantastic to be real. The can't possibly have occurred if the logical mind is to prevail. Their very
presence in the Bible works directly against those who wish to claim the Bible is authentic and real because it discredits the content.
This is a supernatural book of a super natural God. Or it is a totally fictitious and misleading literary work apart from the old testament historical
There can not be an in between here. Either it is or it isn't. You must decide for yourself.
Everything hinges on Christ's resurrection. The Jewish leaders where not stupid. The Roman overlord was not stupid either. Why do you think the
Romans were careful to remain neutral in this matter?
Everyone knew the potential of raising a martyr. Everyone knew the potential problems around his body to the point where they made sure it would stay
put. At the time, Jesus had a handful of men and a few hundred followers. the size of his following was roughly the same a Jim Jones and his ideas
equally as radical, probably more so.
If someone can offer a reasonable reason why anyone intending to extend or consolidate their power and control, would associate themselves with such
an individual (who was also known to hang out with drug addicts and whores) then please share because from where I stand, I can see no reason why
anyone of the day would touch this with a ten foot pole.
Seriously, it's like claiming that the remnant of Jim Jones' followers stole his guarded body (requiring heavy machinery to do so), claimed he came
back from the dead, ascended to heaven, and based on these claims, started a church that became the dominant faith of the world.